Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from all of us at Sketches In Thyme: PROJECT LIFE!

Hello and Merry Christmas!  Christmas Day is my day to post my take on the PROJECT LIFE card sketch at--> sketches in thyme: PROJECT LIFE  Join us if you get some free time!

THE SKETCH and MY (SHAKER) CARD:


MY 12x12 LAYOUT WITH THE CARD:



Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A new way to wear MASCARA! PICTURE THIS!

Hi Everyone!  Well my niece Marrah got into her mother's mascara the other day.  She is 2 1/2 exactly and from the look on her face, I guess she thinks this is perfect for her! LOLOLOL!  This is the 2nd challenge of the month at -> PICTURE THIS!  The criteria is:  1 photo + butterflies + green + flower cluster.  I know it's close to the holidays but if you get any free time-JOIN US!  Thanks for stopping by!

MY LAYOUT

***I made my own background paper from light modeling paste, Tim Holtz speckles template,
 a couple of color sprays and  a Stampin Up set called "WORK OF ART"


Monday, December 7, 2015

Make it Monday at the Memory Nest!

December is here once again-what a busy month for everyone!  This month, there is 1 sketch at THE MEMORY NEST; so you have all month!  If you have some time-JOIN US! HAPPY HOLIDAY TO ALL and thanks for popping in!
THE SKETCH
MY LAYOUT:


Saturday, December 5, 2015

join DECEMBER at STICK IT DOWN!

Hello!  WOW this year went fast- and those major holidays are upon us once again!  Well, this is the single sketch at--> STICK IT DOWN!  You have the whole month-if you can find some spare time! LOL!
The following is the sketch followed by my page for the DESIGN TEAM.  Thanks for stopping by!

THE SKETCH
MY LAYOUT
My grandsons Brian & Talan!


Friday, December 4, 2015

Let's Get Sketchy/PICTURE THIS BLOG HOP 12/4-12/6 Prize from: CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!




Welcome to the Let's Get Sketchy/Picture This “ My One Word” Blog Hop.  You should have come from BUFFY's blog   If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to  (CLICK->) LET'S GET SKETCHY to start at the beginning and to start collecting your challenge words. These words should be IN BOLD on each Design Team member’s blog.  

MY WORD IS: "Creativity is"

Next: Choose your own "one word" and 
create a project inspired by that word!  
I chose to create a series of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs).  I used the word LOVE and the cards
 are all about that word with my favorite element: Hearts! Thanks for playing along and stopping by!

MY PROJECT: ATCs

Next up on this blog hop: (CLICK->) Lynn G : make sure you hop on over to her blog to check
 out the wonderful inspiration she has for you. Don’t forget, each team member has a
  word somewhere on their page. Please grab all the words for your chance at an extra prize!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Get ready for a blog hop at PICTURE THIS/LET'S GET SKETCHY!


and

Time to PICTURE THIS!

Heading toward the end of 2015 and it's DECEMBER!!!  This is the 1st of 2 monthly challenges at: PICTURE THIS!  The criteria for this challenge:  3 pictures, frame, Christmas colors and Christmas tree.  Hope you can squeeze in a little time to join in!

MY LAYOUT:


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Joined the team at Sketches in Thyme-Project Life! (NEW)! -take a look!

Hello!  Although I dont "practice" Project Life (I LOVE BECKY HIGGINS from her days at Creating Keepsakes) I was asked to join the team at  ->Sketches in Thyme-Project Life.  I have used the PL cards on pages and relished the challenge to create and use my own!  If you have some time check it out and click the link in the previous sentence. I weekly sketch is provided, so here it is:
THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT WITH MY CARD ON IT:

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments!





MY STICK IT DOWN BLOG HOP WINNER IS.....

ALISON!  Chosen by Random.org.  Thanks to everyone who stopped in during our BLOG HOP at -> STICK IT DOWN! Need your address Alison!  Thanks!

Friday, November 20, 2015

PRIZE HERE TOO! Nov 20-23 BLOG HOP STICK IT DOWN

Hello! It's time for a BLOG HOP with -> STICK IT DOWN  If you have time to COMMENT HERE - just say hello!, I will use Random.org and choose 1 winner and send an envelope with some scrappy sur"prizes"!


HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
 Our design team members have created projects to share with you using any of our past 
SID sketches. If you've never participated in a blog hop before, you'll "hop" from blog to blog
 to visit each designer's page and project. You'll leave a COMMENT at each stop along the hop. 
The hop will end right back here where you started, where you can comment to let us know you've completed the hop and you're entered to win the grand prize. You have until Monday November 23 at 11:59 PM to complete the hop. The winner will be announced on or before November 25.  We have several prize packages and one grand prize lined up! Paper Wings Productions (PWP online store is generously sponsoring  our blog hop and is offering a $25 gift certificate to the online store!
Are you ready to get started? Here is the order of the hop, in case you get lost:
 YOU SHOULD HAVE ARRIVED FROM -> STICK IT DOWN!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY TODAY. 
YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE HOP  IS->IRMELINE


The Stick it down sketch I  used:

My Layout

Sunday, November 15, 2015

64 years ago... PICTURE THIS!

Hello everyone!  64 years ago, my parents to be got married-I came along 4 years later.  My mother was only 18 although I think she looks much older in that photo (she is 82 now!), but then they all did back then since styles have changed so much!  This is the 2nd monthly challenge at --> PICTURE THIS!  The criteria:  1 photo + cardstock + gold.  I had fun using gold since I do not use it often-I had twine mixed with gold thread, all around the photo is Little B thin tape with gold words , I used gold stickles on the petaloo butterflies and over the green embossed cardstock I used gold gelato.  If you get some time--JOIN US!

MY LAYOUT:

Thanks for stopping in and for your comments!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Back in the Dinosaur Days...STICK IT DOWN!

Well Hello! and Welcome to November  at -->STICK IT DOWN!  I had so much fun doing this sketch with these photos, especially since I was there on that day!  It was the 4th annual Dinosaur Dig.  The college in the area owns the site and opens in up for all of us to dig away!  By the end of the day we were all made of MUD! On this page it was just the beginning of the day-it's my niece Marrah.

Thanks for stopping by and if you get a chance--join us for this month's single sketch by clicking on the words STICK IT DOWN in the 1st sentence! Here is the sketch-I turned it sideways!

THE SKETCH:
MY DESIGN TEAM LAYOUT:




Monday, November 2, 2015

THE MEMORY NEST!

Hi Everyone!   I am on --> THE MEMORY NEST design team so the following is the 1st sketch for November.  Hope you get a chance to join in the fun! and thanks for stopping by!
THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:



Sunday, November 1, 2015

It just melts my heart! PICTURE THIS!

Hello!  It was 9/13/15-GRANDPARENTS DAY and this photo was posted on Facebook with a Happy Grandparents Day message from my 2 little guys, Brian & Talan-YES MY HEART MELTED!!! It also happens to be the 1st of 2 monthly challenges at --> PICTURE THIS!  The criteria: Any # of photos + scraps + diecuts + buttons.   Hope you can join us!

MY LAYOUT:

Thanks for visiting and for your comments!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

NEW BLOG with CHALLENGES! take a look!

Hello!  I am joining in at a new Challenge Blog in Town (or cyberspace I should say! LOL!)  It's the new "sister" to  SketchesInThyme and HERE IT IS-> Sketches In Thyme: PROJECT LIFE.  You don't have to be a PROJECT LIFER to join in; I am a traditional 12x12er but it's been fun "scrapping" a Project Life size card and using it on a page.  

Take a look at the blog now.  
The CHALLENGES BEGIN NOVEMBER 1, 2015. 
Hope to see you there!


HAPPY 50th -he doesn't look it! PICTURE THIS!

Hello everyone!  My brother turned 50 on August 20 (he has a 2 yr old daughter)!- I think he looks at least 10 years younger-she keeps him young!  This page was done for the Design Team at --> PICTURE THIS!  It is the October mid month challenge; the criteria: 2 photos + polka dots + family.  If you get some time, I hope you can join in!
MY LAYOUT:

Thanks for the visit and I appreciate your comments!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Again-4 Chances to WIN!-THE MEMORY NEST!

Hi Everyone!  It's called Scraptoberfest!  4 Blogs are combining their challenges, so 4 chances to win!  I am on --> THE MEMORY NEST design team so the following is the 2nd sketch for October.  The other participating blogs are--> ScrapYOUrselfScrapourstash and My Scraps and More.  Hope you get a chance to join in the fun! Thanks for stopping in!
THE SKETCH:
MY LAYOUT:





Sunday, October 4, 2015

LOVE THIS SKETCH!-Stick it Down!

Hello!  The following is the October 1 sketch at  --> STICK IT DOWN.  I just loved working it!  It was different for me as I am just so used to using larger photos,  If you have some time-join us-you have all month!  Here is the sketch and it is followed by my design team page.  Thanks for stopping by!

THE SKETCH:
MY LAYOUT:



Friday, October 2, 2015

A 4 BLOG CHALLENGE! 4 Chances to win!

Hi Everyone!  It's called Scraptoberfest!  4 Blogs are combining their challenges, so 4 chances to win!  I am on --> THE MEMORY NEST design team so the following is the 1st sketch for October.  The other participating blogs are--> ScrapYOUrselfScrapourstash and My Scraps and More.  Hope you get a chance to join in the fun!

 


THE SKETCH:
MY LAYOUT:


Thanks for stopping in and I appreciate your comments!



Thursday, October 1, 2015

Remnants of Summer...PICTURE THIS!

I can't believe I am saying "remnants of summer"!  Where does the time go?!  This is the October 1st Challenge at --> PICTURE THIS!  The challenge is to use 3 photos, chipboard and stamping.  So, if you have some time, we'd love to have you join in!  Here is my page for the Design Team...

MY LAYOUT:


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

LOVED this sketch! SketchesInThyme

Hello!  Thanks for stopping in!  When (Maven!)Monique posted this sketch from --> SketchesInThyme I just had to do it-I am a sucker for a heart & my little grandson's face!

THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:




Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

She ROCKS! PICTURE THIS!

Hello!  I am here again with the 2nd monthly challenge at --> PICTURE THIS!   We can't get my niece away from the rocks!!!  This is a page I did for the design team there.  The criteria:  2 pictures, sunburst and buttons.  We'd love to have you join in!  Thanks for stopping by!

My LAYOUT:


Monday, September 14, 2015

Play the day away! THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello once again!....This is my grandson Talan, who cant seem to play with enough toys (I am quite sure I cleaned them all up that day!) This is a design team page for --> THE MEMORY NEST.  I also had a challenge to use "ugly papers" sent to me in the mail along with an embellishment.  I thought this sketch worked perfectly.  The embellishment was a thick orange chandelier, which I cut apart and stuffed pieces around the rosette I made from some of the paper.  I also used some beneath the subtitle.  Thanks for taking a peek!  If you have some time-try out the following sketch!
The Sketch:

The Layout:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It's an OLAF Birthday Party! STICK IT DOWN!

Hello and welcome to the memories of my grandson's 3rd and 6th Birthday Party!  Don't kids do the cutest things?!  This is a Design Team page, SEPTEMBER 2015, for-->STICK IT DOWN.  If you have some time-come and join us!
The Sketch: 
My Layout:


Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments!

let's line up! PICTURE THIS!

Hello! Oh No!- It's going on FALL! so it's time for the 1st challenge of the month at --> PICTURE THIS!  This is a page I did for the design team and shows how my mother always lined us up for photos-the 1st is 1966 and she is at the top.  The 2nd photo we did for their 50th Anniversary in 2001.  Thanks for peeking in and I appreciate your comments!  If you get some time--join us! The criteria for this challenge:  2 photos, green, black, and white

My Layout


Card Combo Challenge!

Hi Everyone!  This is a design team card for -->THE MEMORY NEST.  The owner, Leslie Germain is partnering up with -->2 Crafty Girls for this challenge-DOUBLE THE FUN!  Choose whatever inspires you on the following board.  I used the sketch and turned in sideways.  Join us if you have some time!

My Card:


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LET'S GET SKETCHY with FROZEN!

Hello everyone!  These are my 2 grandsons, Brian & Talan with Anna & Elsa from the movie FROZEN, although Brian told his mom that they aren't the "real" ones!  I used the week 4 sketch at --> LET'S GET SKETCHY.  Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments!
THE SKETCH:

MY LAYOUT:


Saturday, August 15, 2015

It's an ORANGE BELT for Brian! Picture this!

Hello once again!  This is the 2nd challenge for the month of August at --> PICTURE THIS!  This is the Layout I did for the design team.  The Criteria:  2 pictures, monochromatic and fall colors.  I was inspired by a page done by Jeannie (Dollscrap) on scrapbook.com.  If you happen to have some time, we'd love it if you could join in!


Thanks for stopping in and I appreciate your comments!